Elon University

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Elon University can be found in Elon, NC, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over 7,800 students are enrolled at Elon University.

The majority of students admitted to this school got an SAT score within the range of 1160 - 1320, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 25 - 30. We were able to estimate the Elon University average GPA (3.42 - 3.64) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Elon University admits around 80 percent of those that apply each year. Of those that are accepted, around 20 percent of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at elon.edu.

Overall Elon University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Elon University was reported as 78.4% in Fall 2020 with over 10,500 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Elon University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Elon University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Elon University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 60.4%
  • 2017-2018: 66.5%
  • 2018-2019: 72.1%
  • 2019-2020: 78.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 67.0%

How Does Elon University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Elon University is thirty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Greensboro College77.1%
Guilford College75.0%
High Point University74.6%
North Carolina Central University68.0%
Winston-Salem State University67.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Elon University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 660
Math570 - 660
Total Score1160 - 1320
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 32
Math24 - 28
Composite Score25 - 30
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